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MICHELANGELO - The last judgment


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The Last Judgment

MICHELANGELO (Italy, 1475-1564)

1537-41
1370- 1220 cm., fresco in the Sistine Chapel



Although such title can be highly disputed, it is possible that Michelangelo Buonarroti was the most important artist who ever lived. Prototype of a Renaissance genius, vigorous and self-confident, Michelangelo was a painter, a sculptor, an architect, a drawer... And he created unforgettable masterpieces in all those artistic genres.

The frescoes that Michelangelo painted in the Sistine Chapel constitute one of the supreme masterworks of Western Art. The scene of “the last judgment”, in which he worked for four years, is a colossal composition in which the vigorous Michelangelo created a universe of titans, formed by almost sculptural volumes, which help us to understand why the artist signed his works with these two words: “Michelangelo, sculptor”

Text: G. Fernández, www.theartwolf.com

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